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Gary Furukawa

Senior Partner Santa Barbara, California

As I hurtled through space, one thought crossed my mind. Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.
John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth

Gary founded Freestone in 1999 and brings over three decades of investment, financial advice, and planning experience to Freestone. He serves as Chief Investment Officer for Freestone, manages Freestone's Opportunity Partners hedge funds, and serves as a co-manager of Freestone’s Real Estate funds. He is also a member of Freestone's Board of Directors. Prior to founding Freestone, Gary worked for 17 years at EF Hutton and Salomon Smith Barney as a Senior Vice President. Prior to Salomon Smith Barney, Gary worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the Tax Department with Deloitte & Touche in Seattle.

Education

Gary is a Phi Beta Kappa and earned a BA magna cum laude in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Outside Freestone

In his spare time, Gary enjoys skiing, cycling, fly fishing, and tennis. He also enjoys traveling and reading a good book. 

Gary is a frequent lecturer at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business for upper level Finance / Investment courses for both undergraduates and MBA students. 

Location

205 East Carrillo Street, Suite 217
Santa Barbara, California 93101

 

Second Location
701 Fifth Avenue, 74th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98104

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